Examples of using each Illuminate component in non-Laravel applications
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Torch LogoTorch - Using Laravel's Illuminate Components Independently

Torch is a project to provide instructions and examples for using Illuminate components as standalone components in non-Laravel applications. The current master branch shows how to use Illuminate's 5.5 components.

Note: If you are working with an older project, you might have more success using the 5.1 components or the 4.2 components.


At the moment, the project is divided into many directories beneath components which will each contain an index file, usually written with Slim. Navigate to that directory in your terminal and run the following to serve a web site from that directory:

$ composer install
$ php -S localhost:8000

Now you can visit http://localhost:8000/ in your browser to view the output of each.


Ready for 5.5

Need to be moved over from 4.2

  • Mail - Imported from 4.2 but needs to be tested/tweaked

Other Packages



A few important notes:

  1. The imagined end user is a developer of any Symfony-HttpFoundation-using project copying the route closure directly into a project, so try to avoid using any Slim conventions and use as little preparation code outside the closure as possible.
  2. While some components would be easier to implement with a Laravel-style Application instance and a fuller bootstrap, I'd prefer we implement as many as possible without loading Laravel's Service Providers.
  3. Some components will require a bootstrap, and I hope we can come up with a Best-Practice bootstrap and Laravel-style Application instance for loading Service Providers, etc.


The 4.2 and 5.1 branches are still going strong, but this 5.5 branch is brand-new. I would appreciate any and all contributions.

At this point, most contributions could be just copying the 5.1 or 4.2 component over, adding composer.json if it doesn't exist (4.2), tweaking the old code for the new folder structure, and making sure our old code still works.

But my framework doesn't use Symfony's HttpFoundation!

Many of these components will still work. But a few of them require HttpFoundation. ¯\(°_o)/¯